edinmass

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  1. Acapulco is a slaughter house.....so too Puerto Vallarta...........so is Mexico City..........it's sad to say, but the country is now a toilet. Would you like the name of an American who's wife was kidnapped and murdered for ransom? I see him several times a year at car shows.............maybe a trip to Egypt or Damascus...........I don't like lead in my diet....or my body..........I'll pass on them now.........Been there, done that. I was in Honduras for the riots.......that wasn't much fun...........especially for us gringos.

     

     

    As far as American city more dangerous than Mexico..............not even close.......they murder Mexican police by the hundreds.......

     


  2. I have been watching the Tesla saga slowly unfold. I think they make a great product. I think they were five to ten years too early, and forced themselves upon the market. I expect them to go bankrupt in the next 18-24 months. They will emerge, and then, IF all the debt goes away, they will thrive and outperform the other car companies. If they come out of the bankruptcy still buried with debt, they will linger for a few years and go the way of the Dodo. You simply CAN NOT service that amount of debt and keep digging a hole like they are doing. Two more major companies that will probably no make it, and may or may not survive? Uber and Lyft, and I use them both. Their debt is out of control, and their business model is NOT sustainable. Long before the three companies tank, the big boys will have bailed out........and any  institutional  investments with overpaid administrative managers will also swallow the bait and take a huge hit. Too many people have way too much unrealistic expectations on return on investment today...........as one man from the government regulation department once told me, “Pigs eat, and hogs get slaughtered.”

     

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  3. Flush it with with kerosene, spin it around for a while with an electric motor with the thing filled with the kerosene, then power wash it out as good as you can. Fill with evapo rust, place it on a hot plate on low for a long time turning it every so often.......let it sit for a week or longer with the evapo rust and the low heat......be sure you can't get any fires going.....keep it safe. After the evapo rust treatment, rinse it a few times with clean water, then back to the kerosene. Be sure to get ALL the water out of it. Then you can eyeball it, as it doesn't look like a lost cause, you can probably fill it with gear oil and run it with a bit of luck. It would be best to take it apart........but the above method is fine to inspect it. It will probably be ok. 

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  4. First, you need to post some photos....they made Packard V-12 Limos from 1932 to 1939.......and they built a bunch of them, YES a BUNCH of them. Year, series, upholstery photos front and rear, accessories and modifications are all clues to the cars past. There are experts who will do an extensive history on the car.........post in the CCCA, Packard Club, ect. Shouldn't be too difficult to get history back to the 50's or 60's, earlier than that can be difficult. 

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  5. Of the more than one dozen cars in the building I am in, all but three are 98 points or higher.........ALL of them are registered, running, and ready to drive at any time.........and ALL of them but one has been down Interstate 95 in the last 8 weeks............we drive ALL of them, ALL the time......otherwise we should be collecting rocks............

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  6. Just drive it.........keep some extra paint on hand. It’s a car..........the plastic looks ridiculous. Yes......I put my money where my mouth is, my 99.25 point Pierce Arrow V-12 has 22k miles on it.................as my motto in my signature area says.......drive it like you stole it. Trust me........just drive and enjoy the car. That’s almost fifty years in the hobby speaking. 👍

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  7. Remember the largest danger is cracked rings from the chroming process. They get hydrogen embrittlement and crack and fail under the chrome........as an example....here is a NEW rim, ring, spokes, and hub........and a failure. The tow truck driver kept sticking his face near the tire to tie the car down......I had to cuss him out three times to get it through his head that the wheel was a lit bomb ready to explode. You can't fix stupid. 

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  8.  Anybody traveling to Mexico today hast to have their head examined.  The Caribbean and Mexico are no longer safe.  Read the state department travel guidelines.  There’s a drug war going on and a lot of people are getting caught in the crossfire.  I agree on the drive up the coast along the Pacific Highway.  It’s a great country and endless opportunities to see great things here. 

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  9. San Francisco was my favorite city on the west coast for years, during a visit last year, I can confirm it’s a messy  trash heap and a public sewer. Don’t bother...........wait till it cleans up. Even the moon bats are getting tired of it. Nothing like seeing thousands of homeless shooting up in public. Is a very sad situation for the City by the Bay.

     

    PS - There is an APP for your phone showing the human waste on the sidewalks and parking lots in real time so you don't step in it, Bombay and Calcutta were cleaner.......and more pleasant.

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  10. 32 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

    Wow those must be pretty rare today.  Did it have the big and little conestoga wagon wheels? ;)  You know it's all about the stance. 

     

    The car I really don’t remember too much............the young lady and the police officer coming down the new subdivision road while parked behind a storage tractor trailer in a rather exposed position.........I remember well. Interestingly, after almost 34 years, I bumped into her again in a restaurant bar..............with my current lady of 20 years..........I had told her about the situation years ago........and she had a big smile on her face when she figured out it was the “girl from the story”.  It was an interesting evening!

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  11. 51 minutes ago, JACK M said:

     

    Yea, just what does that mean?

     

     

    It means the seller still has no clue of what he is doing............I think the entire pile for almost any price is too much.........think about it. What’s it gonna cost to move that scrap iron pile? 

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